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This stunning FabLab House is a solar panel-covered passive building designed by a team from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Built on three legs, it has a pile of awesome green features, including natural ventilation, smart energy and
 
This stunning FabLab House is a solar panel-covered passive building designed by a team from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Built on three legs, it has a pile of awesome green features, including natural ventilation, smart energy and temperature-monitoring systems, a garden, and a rainwater collection system. We were lucky enough to see this gorgeous project in person when it competed at the 2010 Solar Decathlon in Europe.

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  1. dialectically vague June 3, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Apparently my posts are getting censored. I\\\’ll try again. I don\\\’t think this house is Passive Haus Certfied. It placed last in the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition with the lowest score in comfort level (usually not associated with Passive Haus projects). Is there a moderator that can respond to my previous question?

  2. Dialectically Vague May 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Is the FabLab House from SD Europe really Passive House Certified? I’m finding it hard to find any documentation that it is. Based on my experience of other Passive House Certified buildings, the design doesn’t appear to have the same general principles of insulation, shaded southern exposure, etc. I’m sure it may have been designed with passive design considerations, I just want to make sure that, like many of the other houses on this list, it is actually Passive House Certified.

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